2022 is a year of the Tiger, starting from February 1st, 2022 (Chinese lunar New Year Day) and lasting until January 22nd, 2023. If you were born in 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010…, your Chinese zodiac sign is Tiger.
Chinese New Year Singapore is one of the biggest celebrations on the event calendar. Generally celebrated in January or February each year (the date fluctuates), this event marks the transition from summer to winter.
If you are in Singapore during the Chinese New Year, make sure to check out some of the events planned during this time as you will learn so much about the rich Chinese culture that continues to influence Singapore today.
Chinese New Year 2022 Dates, Celebrations & Fireworks in Singapore
Also, the River Hongbao celebration is considered to be one of the main celebrations of the Chinese New Year. It typically takes place at Marina Bay and along the Esplanade Waterfront Promenade. This is a family event where you will find a huge variety of entertainment and cultural events suitable for all ages.
Bring your family and enjoy the sumptuous Chinese cuisine that characterises the culture. Many restaurants will be serving a special meat porridge which precedes a delicious pineapple tart called ‘Ong Lai’ which is a symbol of good luck. This will be followed by peanut cookies which are meant to represent longevity. Afterwards, join in with the locals and toss a fish salad into the air. It is believed the higher you throw it the more prosperity that will come your way.
Typically, the following events are scheduled for Chinese New Year in Singapore:
- Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations Official Light-Up and Opening Ceremony
- Street Light-Up: Along New Bridge Road, Eu Tong Sen Street and South Bridge Road
- Chinese New Year Short Films
- Chinese New Year Festive Goodies Workshop
You are able to enjoy the distinctive Chinese fireworks that take place all over the city. Come down to Marina Bay and enjoy the fireworks from the shore, one of the tall buildings or from the Singapore Flyer.